ABSTRACT

The siblings of children with special needs are often the overlooked ones in families struggling to cope.

Kate Strohm is an experienced health professional and journalist who has sister with cerebral palsy. In this book she shares the story of her journey from confusion and distress to understanding and acceptance. She provides a forum for other siblings to describe their own journeys.

Kate also provides strategies that siblings themselves, parents and practitioner can use to support the brothers and sisters of children with special.

part |15 pages

My Story

chapter 1|5 pages

A shared childhood

part |75 pages

Other Sibling Stories

chapter 3|12 pages

A lone journey

chapter 4|13 pages

Getting a fair go

chapter 5|17 pages

Feelings with nowhere to go

chapter 6|13 pages

Ongoing grief

chapter 7|8 pages

Responsibility and caregiving

chapter 8|10 pages

The future

part |117 pages

Strategies

chapter 9|23 pages

Adult siblings

chapter 10|29 pages

Stronger parents–stronger families

chapter 11|43 pages

Stronger children

chapter 12|20 pages

The role of service providers